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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing List

Annapurna base camp trek is the Himalayan region high altitude trek. You have to walk 5-6 hours a day, a more than a week carrying with heavy load backpack. You have to arrange a trekking bag wisely as per the trekking season. And you must feel comfortable while walking.  Thus you have to pack trekking gears consider as an Annapurna base camp trek packing list before starting a journey.

Packing trekking gears in the Himalayan region trek is a challenging task itself. You should be careful while arranging trekking gear that you have to including needed items and gears. Plus, you don’t need to pack unnecessary items that make heavy load your luggage and it will be a burden while walking through the uneven and rocky trail.

During the trek, if you packing properly you can overcome the various difficulty. However, you can trek easily and comfortably even on difficult trekking trail with lightweight trekking gears as per the trekking season and how long did you take part in this trek.

The article provides the list of necessary equipment’s that you should be packing on the list.  The list is not mandatory. But you can personalize it according to your needs.

 

Content

List of packing for ABC Trek

For autumn and spring

For monsoon/summer

For winter

Lists of Hygiene and Toiletries for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Important Travel Documents

Electronic and Gadgets to Pack for ABC Trek

Backpack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Footwear for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Sleeping Gear for the ABC Trek

Extra Gears to Pack for the ABC Trek

Some Tips on Wise Packaging for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Conclusion

 

List of packing for ABC Trek

Annapurna base camp trek packing list according to the trekking season as you choose to trek. If you are trekking in monsoon you have to pack waterproof trekking gears. For the winter season, you have to bring warm clothes. You should wear a layer of clothes that you can take off if the weather is hot and you can put on clothes if the weather is cold.

For autumn and spring

Autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May) season are offering perfect stable weather and moderate temperature during Annapurna base camp trek. That is why autumn and spring season is the best time to trek in ABC. During the trek, you enjoy the clear views of skies that offer mesmerizing views of nature. The days are sunny and bright. Thus, you will sweat a lot. So. You can wear lightweight cotton clothes. Wearing full sleeve shirts and t-shirt will avoid the suntans.

For Annapurna base camp trek in autumn and spring, you don’t need to bring extra warm and woolen clothes. However, you have to carry thermals for the nights and mornings.

Here is the packing list of ABC trek in the autumn and spring season;

  • Lightweight hiking shirt
  • Full or half Pants/ Trousers
  • Hiking underwear
  • Thermals
  • A pair of good quality trekking shoes
  • Wind-cheater Jacket and trousers
  • Lightweight down jacket
  • A pair of hiking sandals
  • Gloves
  • Lightweight hiking socks
  • Shorts
  • Light underwear’s
  • Comfortable Sports Bras (for girls)
  • A Sun Hat
  • Sunglasses

 

For monsoon/summer

Monsoon (June-August) is the rainy season in Nepal. The atmosphere is humid during ABC trek. Generally, evening and night time heavy downpour. If rainfall during the daytime, the temperature will be pleasant. However, the sunny days are hot while walking. Plus, evening and night can get colder at higher elevation because of the downpour.

Due to the rainfall trekking trail will be muddy and slippery. Also, you are suffering from leaches and mosquitos. So, you have to bring table salt, for leeches, and anti-bug lotions. Plus, you have to pack waterproof clothes.

For monsoon season packing these things;

  • Full sleeve trekking Shirt
  • Windproof/ waterproof trekking trousers (long)
  • Winds topper Jacket (waterproof)
  • Anti-leech Socks
  • Down Jacket for cold nights
  • A Rain jacket
  • A Rain Pant
  • Waterproof trekking boots

 

For winter

The winter (December-February) season trek in ABC is cold. The weather condition getting worse during the winter season trek. During mid-winter you are suffering from the harsh condition of cold weather. You might be an encounter of avalanches and terrible conditions of storm snowing.

The winter nights are chilling. But daytime temperature is bearable. However, the night and morning time temperatures can drop below the freezing point. Thus you have to carry warm clothes and wear to protect your body from cold weather.

Here is the list of Annapurna base camp trek during the winter season;

  • Warm Shirt and Trousers
  • A woolen cap
  • A woolen scarf
  • Layered clothing
  • Lightweight woolen jumper/ sweater
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • Thermals
  • Thermal underwear’s

 

Lists of Hygiene and Toiletries for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You have to well-maintain health and hygiene during the Annapurna base camp trek. If you are sick during the trek you might ruin the fantastic experience of the Himalayan region trek. So, you have to take care of the health condition. Since Annapurna base camp trek takes you to high altitude, the environment condition is different for you, where you belonging.

In addition, trekkers should adopt a new environment and it will a difficult task for some of them. So, you have to take care of your health while adjusting.  Therefore, you must be careful while bringing hygiene and toiletries for the trek.

So, carry all the necessary items for your everyday use.

Here is the list of some essential toiletries and hygiene items;

  • Sunscreen
  • Face and Body Moisturizer
  • Lip guard
  • Toothpaste and a Toothbrush
  • Multipurpose Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hand sanitizer
  • A lightweight Towel
  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • First aid kit with medicines (for altitude sickness, Diarrhea, sprains, cold)
  • Regular medicines
  • Nail Clippers
  • Sanitary pads (for girls)

 

Important Travel Documents

For the Annapurna base camp trek, you need to have two types of permits, ACAP (Annapurna Conservation areas Project) and TIMS card. There are various checkpoints you have to show your permits.

Here is the important travel document list most of the time with you;

  • You’re Passport
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Air Tickets
  • Voucher
  • Passport Sized Photos
  • Map and Guide Book
  • Money (Nepali currency) and money bag
  • The two Permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek: ACAP and TIMS card.

 

Electronic and Gadgets to Pack for ABC Trek

  • Mobile Phone and Charger
  • Camera, Memory Cards and Charger or Batteries
  • Tripod Stands
  • Headlamp and Extra Batteries
  • Power Bank
  • Plug Adapter

 

Backpack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing List 

You have to pack all the necessary equipment for ABC trek, so you have good quality and size backpack. You can be brought that is around 35-55L size capacity backpack.  While purchasing you have to care all the trekking gears can comfortably bring.

Plus, you have to bring a rain cover for the monsoon season trek. The trekking bag should easy to carry.

 

Footwear for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • A pair of good quality and comfortable Hiking Boots (water-resistant)
  • A couple of casual Sandals
  • Trekking Socks (2 – 3 pairs)

 

Sleeping Gear for the ABC Trek

Annapurna base camp is a higher altitude trek and it is quite colder than lower altitude trek in any season trekking. So, it is wise to bring a sleeping bag for the Himalayan region trek.

If you are trekking in peak season overcrowded the trekking trail. The tea houses provide the twin sharing room with, comfortable separate two-bed, blankets, and pillows. So, sometimes these blankets will not sufficient for comfortable sleep. So you must bring a sleeping bag for warm sleeping in the Himalayan region in Nepal.

 

Extra Gears to Pack for the ABC Trek

  • Trekking Poles
  • Binoculars
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ear Plug
  • Eye Mask

 

Some Tips on Wise Packaging for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Avoid carrying unnecessary items packing. Hire a porter if you have heavy packing.
  • Bring some energy bars and chocolates in your backpack. If you are hunger along the trek after a long hour walk. It gives you more energy for the walk.
  • Carry warm and comfortable trekking gears as per the trekking season.
  • If you are trekking in summer, you will get a sweater. So, bring soft and breathable fabric underwear and bras to prevent chafe.
  • Drinking plenty of water while trekking in the Himalayan region. Carry your own bottle you can refill and purified along the trekking trail and use it. It will help you to overcome the altitude sickness problem.
  • The sanitary products for girls are hardly available while on the trek. So, purchase tampons at Pokhara/ Kathmandu if you menstruate. Carry them with you if you needed during the trek.
  • Rain gears are necessary for the monsoon season trek. It will help to protect from the rain. So, you have to bring a rain cover for the backpack.

 

Conclusion

Annapurna base camp trek with a little bit of preparation and smart packing that will makes your adventure a more comfortable trekking experience.

You have to pack an Annapurna base camp trek as per the current weather situation. It will provide a more clear vision of what you need to prepare during a trek for the comfortable trip in Nepal.

For more information, you can contact us.

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Namaste from the lap of Himalayan country Nepal!!!

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